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to power amp or not to power amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SamsonWade46, Mar 14, 2008.


  1. hey, heres my problem...I want to run a 4x10 (the tiny hornless ampeg one) and a 1x18(im using a old peavey...great cab) but im biamping with a gk300 watt, and a 35 year old peavey...which aint to reliable..and isnt even mine(niether is the cab). I adore the speaker configuration and sound I get...should I get a crown XLS 602 to run both cabs for me and basically make the gk a preamp..or get another amp to run my new 18(which doent exist yet so if any one has on they dont want any more hit me up). also I have a swr 2x15......also an awesome cab..it runs at about 700 watts...which is awesome (i think) cuz both the 18 and the 4x10s run at 300 watts each....so hers my question.....will the crown run all tree....maybe run the 15s parrallel from the crown....by the by heres the specks on the crown.......


    840W - 2 Ohms / 600W - 4 Ohms / 370W - 8 Ohms

    Its a 2 channel amp....which means 600 watts to my 15s and 300 to each of my aforementioned cabs ....right...or am I screwing something up here.....cuz if Im right this would be amazingly awesome...cuz I prolly wont run the 15s all the time...just out doors and extremely awesome shows.....I shouls mention that play STONER PCHYCADELIC ROCK AT DEEP PURPLE VOLUMES.... very cosmic and loud blues metal.......i love my speaker set up and dont want to change them just what should I do about the amps?power amp or just buy abother large bass amp like a svt 4 or a bassman 800.....any input would be greatly appreciated......also dont care bout wieght or price Ill save for a while if I have to...looking for solid state as apposed to tube...tube better just not as reliable on the road...definitely tube on my next buy but just not ths one.....later day thanx again
     
  2. also the 4x10, 18 and the 2x15 all run at 4ohms will this work though the single power amp
     
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    The three 4 ohm cabs in parallel get you a 1.33 ohm load, so you might be better off powering one of them with the GK and taking a line out of the GK to feed the two-chan power amp, and using it to power the other two cabs.
     

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